Ingredient benefit discussions can be marketing claims
Use caution when discussing ingredient benefits on a commercial webpage
Ingredient descriptions are considered marketing claims when used to sell a product.
Today's #WarningLetterWednesday highlights this common marketing mistake. This is an example of a well-intentioned writer and webpage designer not understanding the nuances of dietary supplement marketing. If the company would have separated the ingredient benefits discussion from the product page, removed high-risk words such as infection, and noted this education is not intended to sell products, they would not have received a warning letter in my opinion.
From Warning Letter:
"Copper product page: Infections: A lack of copper in the diet may lower the body’s immune system. Normal intakes may help to reduce the risk of infection.”
Full warning letter here.
Disclaimer: The educational information provided here is for informational purposes only. Contact an attorney for specific legal advice. Rule #1 in compliance is to ensure marketing is truthful and not misleading.